News and Notes for Vibrant Senior Living
Learn about the latest news from Canterbury as well as information on topics of special interest to seniors.
CANTERBURY-ON-THE-LAKE RESIDENTS BENEFIT FROM MEDICAL EXPERTISE
Canterbury-on-the-Lake will benefit from the expertise of the EverSafe 360° Medical Advisory Board. Seven medical, academic, and health care professionals will advise on the latest health and wellness technologies, innovations, and practices for senior living communities managed by Life Care Services.
RETIRE TO A COMMUNITY YOU LOVE BY ENSURING IT MATCHES YOUR INTERESTS.
Deciding where to retire takes more consideration than opening a map, closing your eyes, and letting your finger be your guide. But no matter where you end up, your destination should put a smile on your face and a gleam in your eye, says Steve Gurney, founder of The Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook. “And the way to get that is by having a purpose in life,” he says. “Where we live should be a tool to make it easier to engage in this purposeful activity.”
SENIOR CARE RESEARCH: HOW TO USE THE U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT TO UNDERSTAND THE QUALITY OF CARE AT A COMMUNITY
Even though nursing homes are regulated by the government, they vary considerably in quality, character and cost. So it helps to get as much information as possible before making a decision about which nursing home (sometimes called a skilled nursing facility) is right for you.
In Case of Emergency Binder Webinar
Having an ICE binder at home gives emergency personnel the important medical and personal information they may need when responding to a call. It also can provide your family members with critical information should they ever need it.
TRAVELING LOCAL IN 2021: 10 PLACES IN THE US THAT FEEL LIKE YOU’RE IN EUROPE
We can’t know what the next year will bring or what travel restrictions may be in place. But if you were looking into traveling to the best places to visit in Europe and you’re now worried you won’t make it across the pond, we’ve assembled a list of the 10 best places to visit in the USA that offer the European experience.
SENIOR CARE RESEARCH: HOW TO USE THE 5-STAR CMS RATING TO UNDERSTAND THE QUALITY OF CARE AT A COMMUNITY
Providing quality care requires expertise, high standards and dedication. A high rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is clear proof that the level of care offered at a senior care community is top-tier in the industry. But to truly appreciate a CMS 5-star rating, it helps to understand how the rating is determined.
LONG TERM PLANNING: WHEN TO START AND WHAT TO CONSIDER
When it comes to making a long-term plan for how and where to live as we age, you’d be hard pressed to find many who don’t see the value in thinking through such an important issue. But according to a survey from The Conversation Project, while ninety percent of Americans say that talking to loved ones about end-of-life care is important, only twenty-seven percent have actually done it.
The health and safety of residents living in our community is our top priority, and we are closely monitoring the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVD-19). We understand that COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind, and we want to be communicative and transparent in the steps Canterbury-on-the-Lake is taking to prepare our community during this unprecedented event. Our team has been working tirelessly to prepare for possible scenarios related to COVID-19.
Holiday Pies - Nov. 24
At Canterbury-on-the-Lake, we believe any day is a great day for pie—but especially just in time for Thanksgiving! Simply reserve your choice of our fresh-baked favorites, then swing by our senior living community anytime during two convenient pickup-time ranges.
OUR FAVORITE EMOTIONAL WELLNESS APPS FOR SENIORS
Most of us appreciate the importance of physical wellness both now and as we age. Intellectual wellness too has garnered more attention as we learn about the effects aging can have on our cognitive functions. But what many of us never consider is our emotional wellness and our ability to reduce anxiety, boost happiness, and enjoy sharper mental focus.